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The upcoming weekend was the first ever FLW-KBF event, Nickajack Lake, and I was going. I was fired up, and quite nervous. There was an opportunity to walk across the big stage of the FLW, hear Chris Jones call out my name, maybe even get a signature WOW. This was big.
Two tournaments, about 900 miles of driving, 3 days of pedaling my kayak, and only 12 hours of sleep. It was a crazy weekend.
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Maintaining a career while being a dedicated tournament angler is a very tough life and requires making difficult decisions. Having the support of your family is key as they are making sacrifices right along side of you.
I had barely slept a wink. A late night at the house making last minute plans, combined with the excitement (and uncomfortable sofa) led to minimal sleep. But I didn’t care. The coffee pot churned and the house buzzed with eager excitement as all of us loaded up and set out to start the day!
The drive down to Shreveport was relatively uneventful. I made it to Cincinnati Saturday evening where I stopped to visit my cousin for the night. It was great having a home cooked meal and a bed to sleep in; rather than fast food and sleeping in hotel F-150.
One year ago I followed along as anglers I had never met competed for a $100,000 top prize. The conditions on Kentucky Lake were tough that year, but it was exciting none-the-less. I knew then, in 2019 it would be my turn to take the wheel (or paddle) and see what I could accomplish against some of the best kayak anglers in the nation.